VOR has submitted comments to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) on its proposal supporting family caregivers.
On February 22, 2023, VOR's former President Sam Friedman submiitted comments and recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
VOR's comments are available here
Due to the shortage of Direct Support Professionals during the Covid Pandemic, the State of Oregon responded to the public health emergency by paying parent caregivers to stay home and provide care for their family membrs with I/DD and autism. As these provisions are set to expire soon, families have reached out, requesting that this program be made permanent.
VOR wrote a letter in support of this initiative, as this extends the choices that families may make in caring for their loved ones. Read VOR's letter supporting family caregivers here.
On July 4, 2021, David Axelrod wrote guest essay to the NY Times entitled "When It Comes To People Like My Daughter, One Size Does Not Fit All".
The link to Mr. Axelrod's letter may be found here.